Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Cake

"So you like him. You genuinely like him." Yes, it's still very new. Yes, majority of my posts are about my serial dating. It seems almost ritualistic when I think about it but I digress.

I have the best coversations with the woman that runs the building that I work in. This morning, after returning my office key to her she stopped me and we got into a conversation about a gentleman I'm seeing. She's met him and she likes him. As do I. But I mentioned how I have a tendency to rush when it comes to relationships. Enthralled in the hooplah that makes relationship an ornament of perfect imperfection. Let's face it common sense is the enemy of romance. So she looked at me and she said, "Ashley, he's been up front with you about being driven, career oriented, and very busy at times. It's still very early. It's only been a month and a half. Don't ice the cake too soon."

You all know that I love a good analogy and that's the best one I've heard in a while. Any of us that bake on occassion know the consequences that follow putting sugary icing on a warm cake. The surgar melts, the cake starts to fall apart, the icing slides off. And what are you left with? One big, gooey, mess. Totally been there.

But when the time and attention is added as the main ingredient.... mmmmmm. So yeah I like him. A lot. And I don't want to mess it up. So, I'm letting the cake cool. I can wait. I mean let's face it, the icing is the best part...

Bye guys....

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Beautiful Read

What it do, boo(s)?!?!? Wow! It's been a minute! I say that every time I go on hiatus, huh? *smile* Well, it's been a while but I've been living and enjoying the summer. This is a short and sweet post simply to invite you to join The Beautiful Read. If you've got a Facebook account (and most of you do) type in "The Beautiful Read" and you'll find the group. Of course it's a book lover's haven and each month I pick a book and we read it together. Right now we're still reading The Thing Around Your Neck and we'll be starting something new at the end of September. So, jump on the bandwagon and get some literature in you! It's all about the books that we wouldn't ordinarily pick up at the library or the book store. Basically we're staying away from Eric Jerome Dickey, Terry McMillian, Zane, and the like. All are phenomenal writers but we've got to get out of that comfort zone and that's the plan. So pick up a copy of the book, join the group, and post comments on the group discussion board. Love you guys and we'll see you beautiful readers on Facebook. mwha! Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! Until the next time....